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September 2009 Issue

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Cover Story

Fighting Back Against IEDs

By Michael Corderre and Michael Register

From Madrid to London, Bali to Mumbai, and Baghdad to Kabul, the IED is a global tactical and strategic threat to Americans and our allies.

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Features

Getting Attached  

One of the problems that military warfighters share with law enforcement officers is how to carry their tools of the trade so that everything is accessible and distributed in a way to ensure mobility and maximum comfort. The military developed MOLLE attachments to accomplish this, and that technology is assuming a role in street law enforcement.

Advanced Materials Laboratories

Less Lethal Force  

As technology has evolved, so too has the arsenal of weapons available to law enforcement. Firearms and batons have their place, but they aren't always the most effective tool for a given situation. Having a less-lethal option means you can possibly end a confrontation without lethal force.

Dave Cullen

Columbine: The Horror Writer  

POLICE Magazine editor David Griffith recently spoke with "Columbine" author Dave Cullen about the psychology of Eric Harris, law enforcement response the day of the massacre, the investigation, and how school shootings can be prevented.

Rethinking Knife Training  

The chance that you will ever use a blade as a weapon in the course of your law enforcement duties is slim. It's far more likely that someone will attack you with a blade. Still, you carry knives. So you need to know how to use them. More importantly, the bad guys carry knives so you need to know how to counter them.


Columns

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The Fallacy of the Nonviolent Offender  

About 33 percent of so-called "nonviolent" offenders have a history of arrests for violent crimes.

Illustration: Sequoia Blankenship

The Cuisine of the Road  

Somewhere in crime fighters' brains is a junction of sensation and risk that makes us truly appreciate a good repast.


Reviews

Glock G22 RTF2 Duty Pistol  

Glock recently started selling the G22 Rough Textured Frame Version 2 (RTF2), a pistol that is sure to be just as popular with cops as the standard version Glock pistol.

Ameriglo Pro Sights

Police Product Test: Ameriglo Pro Sights  

I was impressed with the Pro Sights. The front sight was fast and easy to pick up and allowed for accurate delivery of shots at ranges from three to 50 yards. Simply put, these sights are damn fine.


Departments

Portable Headquarters  

With its military pedigree, Reeves' Incident Command Post (ICP) is built to meet military standard requirements for rain, wind, temperature, durability, blackout, and snowload. This generator-powered towed trailer pops out into a soft-walled shelter to serve as a portable command center on the fly.

Continuing Police Education  

Just because money is not available from your department doesn't mean that training becomes any less important. As a proactive officer, you know that you must remain current on your training if you are going to be effective on the street. This article is designed to help you locate free training resources and remain on the cutting edge of the law enforcement profession.

Should You Use the Punch?  

The amount of resistance from a 100-pound heavy bag when you punch it at full power could cause injury if the proper punching mechanics are not employed.

Officer Bill Palmer was one of several Minneapolis PD officers who encountered more than they bargained for at the apartment of an emotionally disturbed person.

Shots Fired: Minneapolis, Minnesota 06•12•2000  

The officers didn't know how many people were in the apartment and who else could either be at risk of injury from the knife-wielding Schneider or pose a threat to them.

The Whole World is Watching  

Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and thousands of other social networking Websites carry information that can be accessed by criminals and their attorneys, as well as by employers.

Douglas County (Colo.) Sheriff's Detention Unit  

Inmates at Douglas County Detention Center in Colorado are indeed being punished, but the deputies who work there don't style themselves as punishers. Rather, they work as enforcers and facilitators-maintaining order and teaching life skills that will hopefully reduce the number of "repeat customers" to the jail.

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